[Tutorial] Installing custom themes in vWii

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  1. MattKimura
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    in theory we can change custom themes any time after we already set up a custom theme? Or would we always need the original app file beforehand?
     


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    I dunno if u need the original file. your python scripts may backup the original file if need be. they're very easy to read the coding of, and they're also very small anyway. however, I think it backs up only the file with the name mentioned, so u might have to add a disclaimer that it's for usa. u can tell by looking at the files if u can read any region file, 'cause I know they're different.
     
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    There's a USA and EUR script, and I don't think you can use the wrong script on the opposite region system. I'd guess the only purpose for exporting the app file is to inject a custom theme into it. Without backing up the original app file, you won't be able to inject a new theme if you changed your mind later. But since you have an original app file backed up, anyone (USA) can use that like you mentioned. I'd like to switch to the dark blue theme, but at the same time I really never use my vwii menu at all. In theory I could use your dark blue app file even since I'm Usa.
     
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    you're right! the script looks for a specific file, then injects the theme into it. the USA and EUR vWii's won't have the same files, so it will fail if u use the wrong script.
     
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    Would it be possible with this to use Priiloader with vwii?
     
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    u can't.
     
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    Does this new script/method also change the Disk Channel to the Dark theme one?
    I remember the previous way I did it with changed everything but the disk channel image/animation.
     
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    can you unbrick? And can i use the original dark wii theme?It's for any wii
     
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    Use the themes listed in the tutorial and follow it directly without adding in your own twists and turns.
     
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    OK i used that thene and it worked,awesome guide!
     
  11. godreborn

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    yes. it's best to backup the .app file just in case something goes wrong.
     
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    I think it's not possible
     
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    I've noticed issues with my theme as well. I think it's the theme anyway, because both issues occur in the vWii. apparently, custom themes slowly corrupt the ios, so in my case, I have screen tilting at random when I boot up the virtual wii as well as my pro controller completely loses its pairing if I go into the virtual wii. no issues at all with the wii u side using cbhc. this slowly started to happen. screen tilting is random, but the pro controller losing its pairing always happens now. I'm going to test if it's the controller next time I boot the vWii. I'm using the blue theme by the way. no other issues aside from those two which r livable. I have a backup of the .app file to revert back if need be. u can't restore a NAND backup without a hard mode afaik, but restoring the original app via ftpiiu everywhere should suffice. it only uses one .app, so store a backup of the file.
     
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    You can also use the restore script I believe so. I haven't been on my wii menu in so long, but I have noticed the theme being ugly (Using the red one). Are .app files console specific or just region specific? I don't have a backup of my own haha
     
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    it's region-specific. I have a backup, but only the usa version. I just tested another controller, and it seems to work, so the pro controller issue may be with the controller. the screen tilting issue doesn't happen very often. I'm also using a new tv if that's making a difference.
     
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    I'm going to check my other controller as per the controller issue after a longer period of time. neither issue started this way, so it progressed. it may be like the fakeanim on the 360. I used to have a friend who fixed 360s, and he told me that fakeanim corrupted not only his but several customers systems. I'm still using it, so it didn't corrupt mine after like five years or so of using it. it may be the theme or the system itself that matters in this case. I'm assuming ios 80 is being slowly corrupted. however, the ios isn't named the same as the one outlined with the neek tutorial, so I don't really know. the usa app name is 0000001f.app . that's the file the theme is applied to. u can find the location by looking in the python script.
     
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    I tried the other controller this morning after having left the wii u off over night. my first test, however, was trying to turn on the wii u with the pro controller immediately after turning the system off with the wiimote. in that test, the wii u turned on like normal. however, leaving the system off over night - the connection to the pro controller was lost.